Microsoft Microsoft Devices Mobiles / Devices News Nokia Windows Lumia 530 Dual SIM now available in Pakistan – Price and Specifications By Noaman Rasheed Posted on September 12, 2014 9 min read 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Microsoft Devices (previously Nokia) has officially announced the availability of the affordable 3G smartphone Lumia 530 in Pakistan. The new Lumia 530 is available in both the single SIM variant and the Dual SIM variant. Lumia 530 will be available for retail price of PKR 12,800/- Lumia 530 comes with the latest version of Windows software Windows Phone 8.1 that include features like swipe-down notifications from Action Center, and the fast Word Flow keyboard. Powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512 MB of RAM, the device features 4-inch TFT/LCD display and 5 megapixels main camera. There is no front-facing camera though. The Lumia 530 is the second in line with no hardware capacitive navigation buttons on the front panel. Like Lumia 630, it also features with the FWVGA resolution of (480 x 854 pixels) and supports on-screen navigation bar (back, start, search buttons). Microsoft services such as Skype and Microsoft Office are accessible on the phone as are the popular apps including Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber and WeChat, plus key gaming apps such as Asphalt 8, available in the Windows Phone Store. The Lumia 530 is available in bright orange, bright green and stylish neutrals dark grey and white back shell colours. The back cover/shell is changeable. Lumia 530 Specifications Network 2G/3G WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA – 21.1 Mbps WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core CPU 1.2 GHz, Memory RAM: 512 MB, Mass memory: 4 GB, Expandable user memory (microSD card upto 128GB), free cloud storage of 15GB. Display 4″ TFT Display, resolution: FWVGA (854 x 480) , 246 ppi OS Windows Phone OS: Windows Phone 8.1 Camera Main Camera: 5 MP (2592 x 1936 pixels), Fixed focus, 1/4 inch sensor size, F number/aperture: f/2.4, focal length: 28.0 mm, minimum focus range: 60.0 cm Video recording: 480p at 30fps Video playback H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV Additional Features Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, Nokia Photo Transfer for MacPDF, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPointSync content: Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts, XBox-Live Hub, DirectX 11, Internet Radio, FM Radio GPS & Navigation Navigation features and services: HERE Drive+, Bing Maps Navigation features: Save favourite destinations, Free maps, Offline maps, Download the latest maps with Wi-Fi, Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Live traffic information GPS feature: Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, A-GPS, A-GLONASS Connectivity Micro SIM, Smart Dual SIM, Micro-USB, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro-USB-B, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Sensors Accelerometer Dimension 119.7 mm x 62.3 mm x 11.7 mm Weight: 129 grams. Battery BL-5J, 1430.0 mAh, Removable, 2G talk time: 13.4 h, 3G talk time: 10.0 h, standby time with dual SIM: 22.0 days, Wi-Fi network browsing time: 8.5 h, cellular network browsing time: 7.8 h, video playback time: 5.5 h, music playback time: 51 h Full press release is attached below. Click to expand. Press Release Karachi – 11th September, 2014: Microsoft Devices Group today announced the availability of Lumia 530 in Pakistan, the most affordable Lumia smartphone to date, delivering an uncompromised experience with the latest Microsoft and Lumia innovations. It will be available for an estimated retail price of PKR 12,800/-. Available in both single SIM 3G and dual SIM 3G variants, Lumia 530 will expand the reach of Windows Phone as the first Lumia introduced below PKR 12,300/-, allowing more people to enjoy innovations and Microsoft services found in high-end Lumia smartphones. Commenting on the occasion, Kamran Masood Niazi, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan said: “We are moving quickly to help more people experience the uncompromised Lumia technologies, third party apps, and Microsoft services that we deliver on our flagship products. Lumia 530 underscores our commitment to making affordable smartphones for everyone, and introducing more people to the best of Microsoft. Moreover, we are fully devoted towards developing the first category of devices comprising low-end feature phones to provide popular Microsoft experiences to segments in which such phones are readily used.” The device comes packed with Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of the innovative Windows software and includes one swipe notifications from Action Center, and the fast Word Flow keyboard. A powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor delivers a fast user experience of favourite apps, gaming and internet browsing on the 4-inch LCD display. Microsoft services such as Skype and Microsoft Office are seamlessly accessible on the phone as are popular apps such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber and WeChat, plus key gaming apps such as Asphalt 8, available in the Windows Phone Store. The dual SIM 3G variant enables easy switching between two SIM cards, helping people manage their data costs. Smooth performance of signature Lumia apps such as Creative Studio and Glam Me, help people take quality voice-guided selfies with the 5MP rear camera. More content and apps with 4GB of on-board memory, expandable with SD cards up to 128GB, and an additional 15GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive lets people sync, store, access and share files between Lumia 530 and computers, laptops and tablets. The Lumia 530 comes with changeable cover shells in bright orange, bright green and stylish neutrals dark grey and white. Microsoft has also announced the rechargeable Bang by Coloud speaker. Perfect for enjoying music with friends, Coloud Bang is portable so people can connect multiple speakers together for a loud daisy chain of sound.